BASKETBALL National Basketball Association * Philadelphia 76ers -- Placed Brian Oliver, guard, on the injured list. Activated Mitchell Wiggins, guard, from the injured list.
National Football League * Denver Broncos -- Waived Barry Johnson, wide receiver. Activated Tim Lucas, linebacker, from injured reserve.
National Hockey League * San Jose Sharks -- Assigned Arturs Irbe, goaltender, to Kansas City of the International Hockey League. Recalled Brian Hayward, goaltender, from Kansas City.
* Arizona State -- Named Ken Phelps men's assistant baseball coach.
* Manchester -- Named Steve Alford men's basketball coach.
* Southern U. -- Fired Gerald Kimble, football coach.
* Tulane -- Named Kevin Kelly assistant football coach.